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  Economic Renewal Minister Robbie Harrison today launched a
  new booklet titled "Entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia - A
  Collection of Success Stories." The publication, unveiled at
  the National Economic Development Conference, highlights a
  variety of small and medium sized businesses that are
  flourishing around the province.
  "The entrepreneurs in this book are just a few of many Nova
  Scotians who are going into business for themselves," said
  Mr. Harrison. "We're tremendously proud of these
  entrepreneurs. Their stories are the stories of emerging
  businesses in this province." He said the businesses showed
  self-sufficiency, creativity, and resilience. Some of them
  are already international exporters and all contribute
  directly to their local economy.
  Many of the businesses got a kick-start using the Nova
  Scotia Economic Renewal Agency's Community Business Loan
  Program (CBLP). The program is available for business start
  ups and expansions, as long as the entrepreneur meets with
  conditions that include providing owner equity. More than
  300 new businesses have started by using the program in the
  past approximately 18 months, creating and maintaining more
  than 1500 jobs.
  "Success stories like these are being dreamed about every
  day throughout Nova Scotia. It's up to community economic
  developers to breathe life into as many of them as
  possible," Mr. Harrison said to about 130 economic
  development delegates.
  "Entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia" will be available from each
  of the Access Nova Scotia centres and the Economic Renewal
  Agency's business service centres in Amherst, Bridgewater,
  Halifax, Kentville, New Glasgow, Port Hawkesbury, Sydney,
  Truro and Yarmouth. It will also be distributed to each of
  the province's regional development agencies, and the public
  Contact: Steve Warburton  902-424-0927
  trp                      Feb. 08, 1996 - 11:25 a.m.